22/02/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on yasmin for six months after which I decided to stop taking it. Within one month I had to change all my wardrobe due to bloating, it affected my mental health deeply, the only positive outcome was that while I was on the pill my skin cleared up entirely. I had no pimples, no blackheads, oil was under control, bare in mind I have severe acne.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Back pain

High blood pressure

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

After I came off yasmin my periods didn’t come back but this is likely to do with underlining conditions NOT the pill, however I felt myself again, my moods stabilised and I went back to my previous size, which left me stretch marks on thighs and breasts.

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